Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

DALE DRINNON: Meteorite crater/bigfoot

This just posted at Frontiers of Anthropology:

This just up at Frontiers of Zoology (Updated)

Still coming: news of a ChupaBat attack in the 4 corners district, more Bigfoot updates and a long-overdue piece on stabbing cats as water monsters. These shall be posted as soon as the articles are finished.

LINK: Momo the Missouri Bigfoot is Back! (Or So the Tourism Bureau Claims)

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Momo caught on camera?
With an an endearingly bad video posted on YouTube, VisitMo -- our state's tourism bureau -- is suggesting that "Momo," the Missouri monster, actually exists.

There's no question that a monster sighting did capture the imagination of Mississippi River towns from here clear up to Hannibal back in the early 1970s. That part, at least, did happen.

According to legend, Momo was first spotted in July 1972 by two young boys playing outside in the town of Louisana.  

The boys claimed they were approached by a six- or seven-foot-tall beast that had no neck, a hirsute body and emitted a foul odor. It was clutching a dead dog, flecked with blood.

Soon, other sightings were reported nearby. UFO enthusiasts came to investigate. Someone even wrote a country song about it that played on the radio. (For more background, see here and here).
forward Andrew Stephens who says he encountered the beast in July 1997. As he tells his story....well, watch this!

Read on...


IL_SPR_FacebookCougar.jpgOnly the fourth confirmed Illinois puma since the 1870s. This species really IS making a comeback.

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